Chanida Phaengdara Potter works in the Research, Education & Advocacy Program, focusing on the One Voice Minnesota Monitoring Project, policy advocacy, community outreach, and social media communications.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies (International Economic Relations) and Communications from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Prior to joining The Advocates, her previous work included community relations, development, and communications for Asian Media Access and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. She has worked on sustainable development projects in Southeast Asia. In Laos, she attended as an observer delegate to the United Nation's First Meeting of State Parties on the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which internationally recognizes the ban of UXOs (unexploded ordinances). She works extensively on social justice issues with Southeast Asian communities and serves on advisory committees for the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota, Lao Professionals Network, Minnesota’s Health Equity Working Committee, and Pan-Asian Voices for Equity of Minnesota. In addition to being fluent English, she speaks Lao and Thai.
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